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Great Southern Hotel Sydney

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Front of property
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Executive Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel with restaurant, near Circular Quay

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,015 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Internet access
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is £59
Price available on 12/12/2022
717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Haymarket
  • Circular Quay - 27 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 37 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 39 min walk
  • University of Sydney - 7 min drive
  • Star Casino - 7 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 7 min drive
  • Luna Park - 13 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 23 min drive
  • Coogee Beach - 26 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 26 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 12 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 18 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 5 min walk


  • Emperor's Garden BBQ & Noodles - 2 min walk
  • Passionflower - 2 min walk
  • Marigold - 3 min walk
  • Menya Noodle Bar - 3 min walk
  • Chinese Noodle House - 3 min walk

About this property

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney puts you 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Circular Quay and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sydney Opera House. The pub is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit 1903, which serves breakfast. This Art Deco hotel is also 2 mi (3.3 km) from Sydney Harbour Bridge and 5 mi (8.1 km) from Bondi Beach. The comfortable beds and central location get great marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 2 minutes and Central Light Rail Station is 3 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 176 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For bookings of 14 nights or more, guests will be required to change rooms so that the property can carry out preventative cleaning and maintenance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • Wi-Fi (speed: 25+ Mbps) in rooms*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge) (speed of 25+ Mbps)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


1903 – This buffet restaurant only serves breakfast.
Great Southern Bar – This pub serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for AUD 5 per 24-hour period (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 5 (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 14.00 for adults and AUD 14.00 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 30 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.


Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Great Southern
Great Southern
Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Great Southern Sydney Sydney
Great Southern Hotel Sydney Hotel
Great Southern Hotel Sydney Sydney
Great Southern Hotel Sydney Hotel Sydney

Frequently asked questions

Does Great Southern Hotel Sydney offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Great Southern Hotel Sydney does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
As of 7 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Great Southern Hotel Sydney on 12 Dec 2022 start from £59, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. There's a charge of AUD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 30 (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, 1903. Nearby restaurants include Covent Garden Hotel (3-min walk), At Bangkok Restaurant (3-min walk) and Siam House (3-min walk).
What's the area around Great Southern Hotel Sydney like?
Great Southern Hotel Sydney is in Haymarket, a short 2-minute walk from Capitol Square Light Rail Station and 18 minutes' walk from University of Sydney. Travellers say that the area is very central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

MR Phillip, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MAMI, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Grace, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phillip, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Could do worse.
Very helpful staff all round. Excellent location for us.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good stay
Perfect location, so easy to walk to Central station and close to Chinatown.
Anita, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

MARGRIT, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

best Value in sydney CBD
The Great Southern was all we needed . Good Clean Hotel and rooms were good with good A/C and ceiling fan fridge and window overlooking George st and hotel is 5 min walk to central Railway station and light rail and Tram circuit if just across the rd So all Public transport needs are so close and Just around the corner is Paddys Market & Market city with Chinatown around next corner so definitely an Asian eating experience with many different types of asian foods We enjoyed the Hospitality of the Hotel and the table and chairs out the front while having a Beer
Kenneth, 8-night trip
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